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Four movies that pre-empted Trump

Four movies that pre-empted Trump

I often say: cinema is not just art or entertainment, it is an extremely sensitive X-ray that allows us to detect the cancers that are eating away at our societies, long before the first tumors appear.

To help you better understand Trumpism, here are four films that, each in its own way, heralded the arrival of the Great Orange.

Joe is also America (1970)

John G. Avildsen directed his blockbuster six years before Rocky, This punchy Susan Sarandon starrer is completely forgotten today.

But it is one of the most unique creations of New Hollywood, the birth of this golden age of American cinema Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Cowardly Murdered, 10 years later, by a worldwide hit Star Wars.

The story follows Joe, a loud-mouthed blue-collar worker (played brilliantly by Peter Boyle, who would more or less take on the same role in the mythology). Taxi driver), goes hunting for hippies.

Frustrated, he finds himself abandoned by his country and feels threatened by a culture Anti-establishment Rejecting him and the patriotic values ​​he represents, this worker develops a hatred for the youth.

Frozen’s ending is one of the most powerful in American cinema.

A black diamond that definitely needs to be rediscovered. Original title: Joe.

network (1976)

When the oil crisis and inflation are suffocating America (doesn’t that ring a bell?), a newsreader suffers from severe depression.

Instead of putting him on the air, his bosses (thinking Americans need to vent their anger and frustration) give him his own public affairs show instead.

Overnight, this man (who apparently has lost his mind) becomes a veritable guru, inspiring audiences to revolt against the corporations and elites who “lie to the people”!

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A scathing critique of the media, this masterpiece by Sidney Lumet created Fox News… twenty years before it was even born!

One of the best scripts in the history of cinema.

falls down (1993)

Joel Schumacher’s best movie, a mediocre job that nearly killed the franchise Batman Starring an unrecognizable Michael Douglas, the film, with its two psychedelic noirs, tells the story of how a disorganized office worker becomes a war machine after being caught in a monstrous traffic jam.

Frustrated by political correctness, beaten by a Latino mob, and scorned by a Korean convenience store employee, this straight white man loses his temper and shoots.

If this story happened today, Douglas’ character would be wearing a MAGA hat and applauding the recent Supreme Court ruling on abortion.

Fight Club (1999)

Or how a Bobo, tired of living in an increasingly sanitized world, joins a group of ultra-violent conspiracy theorists who incite a bloody and violent revolution.

Do I really need to say more?

An all-seeing, all-foreseeing masterpiece. From the great David Fincher.